Computational Scientist or HPC Application Expert (m/f/d)

Young Researchers Garching

Job Code: 02/2021

Job Offer from March 22, 2021

The Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF) is a competence centre of the Max Planck Society. It is engaged in the development and optimization of algorithms and applications for high performance computing as well as in the design and implementation of solutions for data-intensive projects in close collaboration with scientists of the Max Planck Institutes. The MPCDF operates Max Planck supercomputers, compute systems and data repositories for various Max Planck institutes, and maintains an up-to-date infrastructure for data management including long-term archival as one of the largest such academic sites within Europe.

The MPCDF in collaboration with the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, is looking for a Computational Scientist or HPC Application Expert (m/f/d). 

The successful candidate will be associated with the applications group at the MPCDF (based on the research campus Garching near Munich, Germany) and will work on the development and optimization of scientific high-performance computing (HPC) simulation codes for upcoming Exascale computer architectures, primarily in the field of electronic structure theory and theoretical chemistry, as pursued in the Theory Department of Prof. Karsten Reuter at the Fritz Haber Institute.

The applicant should hold a PhD in Physics, Computer Science, applied Mathematics, or a similar subject. A strong background in scientific software development (ideally with modern Fortran or C++), together with common parallel programming models (MPI, OpenMP), and some experience with large, distributed software projects and high-performance computing are required. We offer the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art numerical algorithms, leading HPC codes and latest supercomputer technology and to maintain close collaborations with the scientists and method developers at the Fritz Haber Institute and its international partners. Knowledge in GPU programming, e.g. with CUDA or OpenACC, and basic familiarity with the numerics of electronic-structure theory is considered as a plus, but is not strictly necessary.

The full-time position starts as soon as possible and is initially limited for a maximum period of three years. Salary will be based on experience according to the German TVöD. 

For further questions, please contact Dr. Markus Rampp (). 

Please apply with a letter of motivation and a CV via our application portal by May 31, 2021. Applications are welcome until the position is filled.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

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